After hacking up government websites last week and the week before, Anonymous has pulled off another hack to push its agenda of reforming computer crime law. This time, it has leaked the names and addresses of over 4000 bank executives. And they did it all on a government site.
The leak — which is still posted on the official Alabama Criminal Justice Information centre website as of this writing — is another another arm of Operation Last Resort. Until now the project has involved plenty of threats, but no account information leaks. The leaked info includes titles, addresses, phone numbers, emails, ID numbers and hashed passwords of the affected bank executives, and while that may seem sort of tangentially related to computer crime reform, that’s how Anonymous has been spinning it.
So far there’s been no official response to the leak from the parties affected, but there’s little reason to believe that all that information is fabricated. Anonymous has been on a pretty successful run of defacing government websites, and it looks like it isn’t going to end any time soon. Sure, this hack isn’t quite as happy-go-lucky as their last, but it’s definitely a pretty serious accomplishment. And you can bet this isn’t the end of it. [ZDNet]